Cholera prevalence in the country is down by five per cent, according to a weekly report by the Ministry of Health, Social welfare, Gender, Elderly and Children released in Dar es Salaam.
According to a report released by the Deputy Minister Dr Hamis Kigwangalla, there were 499 cholera cases with six deaths registered between February 15 and 21. He pointed out that 11 regions were reported to have cholera prevalence.
These regions are Iringa which has 143 new cholera cases, followed by Mwanza (94), Mara (87), Dodoma (66), Morogoro (42), Mbeya (30), Arusha (17), Dar es Salaam (14), Simiyu (3), Kilimanjaro (2), and Manyara (1).
"The ministry continues working on challenges to eradicate cholera. Major hindrance has been on unrealistic reports of new cholera cases from health officials," he said.
Dr Kigwangalla called for cooperation between health officials, government leaders and the general public, insisting that the war against filth-borne disease could not be won without a team work.
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